I am now in Jujuy with Jeff and Josh at Josh’s house. Jeff got in on the 7th and we spent a couple days going around Buenos Aires showing him the spots. I got my yellow fever shot taken the day before he came in and we took him to get his taken the day he got in. We need a yellow fever vacination in order to get in to Bolivia, which we will be visiting in 2 days. We’ll spend quite a few days there before going to Peru.
I still have a pretty good headache from my flight from Indianapolis to Houston. Yesterday we were in Salta and we decided to go to a private hospital to get me checked out. The public ones are free but they take a long time because of this. We didn’t want to wait around all day so I spent 191 pesos for a check up, xray, a shot, and two pill medications. That’s the equivalent to about $50. Not bad I don’t think. The evaluation is that my sinuses are stopped up and so they gave me a shot to do something, don’t remember what, and two pills to help clear it up as well as fight against allergies I guess. I take one pill of each every day. One of the pills are only 3, the other has 10. So tomorrow I’ll finish up the one pill. The day before yesterday also when we were walking around Salta I get super sunburned. So I got some medicated lotion for that. It’s been kinda crazy how much medication related stuff I’ve already gotten. Hopefully that’ll be all for the rest of the trip. Even with all that I’m still trucking and having a great time!
I’ve met a lot of great people on the trip already. We went to Tigre once near the beginning of the trip and met a bunch of cool people, and then hung out there again another day later. Also in Buenos Aires we met another one of Josh’s friends and hung out for several days, and also stayed in her landlord’s apartment for a night. Also in the last hostel that we stayed in we met this guy from Toronto who just got done teaching English in Korea for the last 6 years. It was really interesting to talk with him about all that he’s done. It seems like I’ve met a lot of people in BA who travel all around the world for a long time doing odd jobs and just exploring. I would love to do that kind of thing.
Well Jeff and Josh are napping now and I think we’re gonna go out and explore the town a little bit when they get up. Maybe I’ll go see if I can rouse them….